Northumbria Technology for Humanity (NORTH) Lab is a highly interdisciplinary Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design community based at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Our federated research groups span a number of academic departments, faculties and research units. We are one of the largest groupings of HCI researchers in the UK, bringing together a collection of researchers initially from the schools of Design, Psychology and Computer and Information Sciences.


NORTH Lab provides a focal point for HCI research across Northumbria University, sharing an extensive range of facilities and supporting a ‘think tank’ environment for critical inquiry and critical technical practice at the intersections of people, place and interactive digital technologies. We meet regularly, twice a month, for lab talks.


We have particular research strengths in participatory design, social computing, cybersecurity, digital identities, sustainability, social / urban informatics, IoT and design fiction / speculation.


NORTH Lab incorporates researchers associated with the following research groups and themes:


PaCT Lab



Digital Living